Nestled among several larger neighborhoods in Pittsburgh’s east end and the Allegheny river, Morningside really is one of Pittsburgh’s best kept secrets.

Morningside is a narrow, quiet residential community with a small business district. Born as a streetcar suburb and long known for its tight-knit Italian community, Morningside now boasts multi-generational families and newcomers alike.


Morningside is bordered by Stanton Heights, Lawrenceville, Highland Park and East Liberty.

A very short drive, East Liberty is currently experiencing a revitalization, with a new Trader Joe’s, a Whole Foods Market, Home Depot, Border’s and Staples among the big-name stores, and many exciting independent restaurants, clothing stores, and markets nearby.

Another bordering neighborhood, Lawrenceville is host to galleries, boutiques, and coffee shops.

Offering yet more shopping options, the nearby suburb of Aspinwall is just across the Allegheny River and offers a business district as well as the Waterworks Mall.